Warning: In the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature, an arrow (→) only indicates the sequence of valid publication of names and does not mean that the last name in the sequence must be used (see: Introduction).
For a detailed description of this taxon see Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB).
Brucellaceae Breed et al. 1957, familia.
Type genus: ¤ Brucella Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980).
Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Brucella, type genus of the family; suff. -aceae, ending to denote a family; N.L. fem. pl. n. Brucellaceae, the Brucella family.
Approved Lists reference: SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors): Approved Lists of Bacterial Names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1980, 30, 225-420 (Approved Lists of Bacterial Names in IJSEM Online - Approved Lists of Bacterial Names Amended edition).
Original publication: BREED (R.S.), MURRAY (E.G.D.) and SMITH (N.R.) (editors): Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, seventh edition, The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore, 1957, p. 394.